6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains trip planner

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Cherokee
— 1 night
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Boone
— 2 nights
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Hendersonville
— 2 nights
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Cherokee

— 1 night

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cherokee trip planning app.

New York City to Cherokee is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New York City in July, Cherokee is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boone.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Boone

— 2 nights
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. On the 6th (Sat), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, stop by Mast General Store, then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Greenway Trail, then go deep underground at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, and then admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Boone day trip site.

Getting from Cherokee to Boone by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cherokee in July, expect nights in Boone to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Boone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Hendersonville

— 2 nights
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at Slick Rock Country Emporium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle of Forestry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

Plan trip to Hendersonville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Boone to Hendersonville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Boone in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hendersonville, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.